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American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program

Offered by American Chemical Society

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Sep 18, 2023
Multiple awards worth up to


Grade level

High School Seniors & College Students

Application deadline:

March 1, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Every year, the American Chemical Society Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships to high school seniors and college undergraduates from historically underrepresented groups. Well-informed about the costs of hefty university tuition fees and funds needed to acquire appropriate lab equipment, the American Chemical Society aims to alleviate some of these expenses for a few lucky students each year. Applicants to the program must be currently planning or intending to study the chemical sciences in college and pursue chemistry-related careers. If you plan on studying chemistry and want a solution to heavy college costs, we encourage you to apply!

Bear in mind that this scholarship runs from December 1st to March 1st every year.

Eligibility information

In order to be eligible for this scholarship you must be part of a historically underrepresented group (this includes African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, and/or mixed-race individuals who belong to these groups) and intending to pursue a chemistry-related career, in addition to meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

High School Seniors & College Students


US Citizens, Permanent Residents

Minimum GPA



Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African, Hispanic/Latino, Native American

Academic Interest


Application information

To apply for this scholarship, you must submit your Student Aid Report (SAR) for the upcoming school year (this is provided after one submits their Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA) in addition to the below application materials.

No essay

Proof of enrollment

Academic transcript

Letter of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program winner will be announced: May 15, 2023.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact American Chemical Society at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

Yes, the American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program is renewable.

Is this scholarship open to international or DACA students?

No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.
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